Tula Tuesday – Quilt Top

It all comes together!!

First, a little note.  When you are adding the setting triangles and find you have some overhang, don’t worry.  Leave the little dog ears and keep going.  It will all work out in the end.

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Do you get nervous putting the quilt top together?  I do.  After all that work making each block, I take a deep breath with each seam and hope that it matches up.

I’m happy to say that my Fandango Quilt Top matches up wonderfully!!

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I am so thrilled!  I hope you are just as happy with your tops as you finish them.

Thank you so much for following along with me on this quilt along, but we are not done yet!  There is still quilting to do.  I will not have this quilted by next Tuesday.  It just isn’t going to happen.  I will have an update and there are so many other posts planned.

For instance;

The SewPro Star Blog hop is this week.  My post will be up on Thursday with my first ever pattern!

I am pattern testing the most adorable baby quilt and will be showcasing it here very soon

and, ofcourse,

Holiday Crafting!!!!

I hope you will continue to join me here and on instagram!!  You can find me there as @lovinglylissa

I want to send a special thank you out to my quilt top holders.  Don’t they just look thrilled to be helping their Mom?  LOL!

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Lovingly,

Lissa

Tula Tuesday – Prep Work

Here we go!  Getting all ready to make the beautiful Fandango quilt by Stacey in Stitches featuring the Slow and Steady fabric line by Tula Pink

First we have to get the templates together.  I took the pattern to a copy place and enlarged the pieces 200%

In the upper right corner of each template page you are copying is a small square.  This square should measure 2 inches by 2 inches after you enlarge the pattern.  It is REALLY, REALLY important to check and double check this before you continue copying.

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Also, Templates 2, 3 and 4 have a 6 inch measurement guide that should measure 12 inches after copying.

This measurement guide came in very helpful for me, since one of my templates didn’t overlap after I copied them.  I was able to line it up with the ruler and add a piece of paper in the gap.  You can see it above on the right.

I purchased template material at my local store, but sadly it didn’t measure big enough for template 4 so I had to tape two pieces together.

I laid the paper templates on my cutting mat and taped them down, then I laid the template acrylic on top and taped it down.  Seriously, I did a lot of taping.  In fact, the hardest part of all of this was tracking which child had taken my tape dispenser from my room!

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I used an extra fine tip sharpie to mark the templates and then a razor blade and ruler to cut along the outer lines

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The curves were done free hand, very slowly.

All cut out and I still have 10 fingers!

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The paper piecing templates were just enlarged onto 11×17 paper.  I’ve always used regular paper when I paper piece with very tiny stitches and its always just been fine.  There are two curved pieces on the original pattern and you are supposed to make 12 copies.  I couldn’t see any difference between the two, so I enlarged the top one and made 30 copies (24 plus extras for mistakes)

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I am looking forward to playing with the fabrics this week!  We are cutting the fabric next, but will be sewing soon!

Are there any tips in prepping that you used?  Feel free to share them here and on my instagram, @lovinglylissa.

Lovingly,

Lissa

Tula Tuesdays

Have you seen the Fandango quilt kit using Tula Pink’s newest line, Slow and Steady?

It is breathtaking.  Mine arrived in the mail today.

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If the picture of the finished quilt isn’t tempting enough, look at these fabrics

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My word, I’m just drooling.  Look at these two pieces!  I think I may need some yards of these.

Let’s take a moment just to admire all of the above.

Done?  Good…down to business. (Don’t worry, you can always scroll back up to admire some more)

I’ve been looking over the directions and here are some things I want to share.

Techniques for piecing this include Foundation and Curved piecing and y-seams.  It is labelled advanced skill level.

Templates included need to be enlarged 200%.  And you will need plastic template materials.

I will be gathering all this up by next Tuesday, I hope you can too.

I’ll also be re-acquainting myself with paper piecing.  It’s been a while since I’ve done this.  The directions suggest this Paper Piecing Tutorial.

Craftsy has a nice step by step tutorial as well.

I’ve come up with a bit of a time line for this Quilt Along.  I plan on completing the steps on the following dates.  These can be subject to change as we go along.

October 4 – templates copied and prepared

October 11 – fabrics cut

October 18 – Group 1 blocks complete (steps 2-6)

October 25 – Group 2 blocks complete (steps 2-6)

November 1 –  Group 3 blocks complete (steps 2-6)

November 8 – Group 4 blocks complete (steps 2-6)

November 15 – Quilt top assembly.

December 1 for quilt finishing.

Now, this may be an ambitious timeline.  If it is, we can change it.  No worries.

I’ll be posting pictures on my Instagram, @lovinglylissa, so follow along there as well.  There will be more details and tips on the blog.

The pattern must be purchased with the kit, I will not be posting the pattern.

Everyone ready to dive in?

Let’s go!

Lovingly,

Lissa

 

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